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Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney weather

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    7 °C

Friday (Friday 15 February 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 50% 90% ≥95%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 15 26 SSW 13 21 S 9 16 SSE 6 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M P
Humidity
77% 79% 86% 94%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 16 February 2019)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 40% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 4 9 SE 4 10 WNW 9 13 N 14 19 N 18 23 N 13 16 N 11 15 NNE 7 10 ENE 6 9 E 7 10 ESE 8 13 ESE 10 14 SE 11 16 SE 13 18 SE 14 20 SE 15 22 SSE 13 20 SSE 11 16 SSE 10 14 SSE 11 18 S 14 22 SSE 14 23 SSE 14 22 SSE 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
P P P M VG E VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
98% 99% 98% 98% 96% 93% 93% 91% 91% 91% 91% 88% 88% 90% 94% 96% 95% 95% 93% 92% 86% 85% 86% 87%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 17 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 17 28 SSE 21 33 SSE 20 32 SSE 22 33 SSE 24 36 SSE 21 33 S 20 28 S 20 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 92% 90% 88% 88% 86% 82% 81%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 17:12 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 18 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 21 31 S 22 32 S 22 32 S 21 30 SSW 24 35 SW 22 32 W 24 35 WNW 25 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity
80% 81% 81% 81% 76% 81% 83% 78%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:15 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 25 36 WNW 23 32 NW 18 26 NW 14 20 WNW 12 18 S 12 17 SE 13 19 SE 16 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
75% 76% 74% 73% 68% 70% 76% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:17 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 80% 80% 80% 50% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 18 26 SSE 20 28 SSE 21 29 S 21 30 S 20 28 SSW 18 25 SSW 19 25 SSW 18 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G G G G G
Humidity
82% 87% 89% 90% 89% 89% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:20 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 21 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 16 22 SSW 15 21 S 14 19 S 14 19 S 14 18 S 14 18 SSE 15 20 S 16 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 90% 90% 89% 88% 87% 89% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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Tiree Heavy rain 56.497 -6.887
Birmingham Cloudy 52.486 -1.889
Glasgow Heavy shower night 55.864 -4.25
Manchester Partly cloudy night 53.479 -2.247
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.136
Dover Clear night 51.126 1.318
Exeter Clear night 50.718 -3.533
Lincoln Clear night 53.23 -0.539
Norwich Clear night 52.63 1.299
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.239
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.556 -1.778
York Clear night 53.962 -1.079
Aberdeen Cloudy 57.15 -2.093
Pembroke Overcast 51.673 -4.908
Ullapool Heavy rain 57.896 -5.16
Inverness Light rain 57.478 -4.223
Kendal Partly cloudy night 54.328 -2.745
Londonderry (Derry) Light shower night 54.995 -7.323
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.512 -3.312
Fort William Heavy rain 56.82 -5.104
Belfast Cloudy 54.596 -5.93
Caernarfon Overcast 53.139 -4.273
Camborne Overcast 50.212 -5.294
Cardiff Clear night 51.481 -3.178
Dumfries Cloudy 55.071 -3.604
Edinburgh Partly cloudy night 55.953 -3.187
Lerwick Light rain 60.154 -1.143
London Clear night 51.508 -0.125
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 54.978 -1.616
Pitlochry Heavy rain 56.705 -3.728
Southampton Clear night 50.909 -1.403
Stornoway Heavy rain 58.211 -6.384
Wick (Highland) Cloudy 58.439 -3.092
  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional Forecast for Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Mostly dry, rather cloudy on Saturday. A few brighter interludes.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mostly cloudy evening with outbreaks of mainly light rain developing. However the rain becomes occasionally heavy through the early hours before becoming confined to Shetland by dawn. Winds easing. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

Rain at first over Shetland quickly clearing to leave a mostly dry day. It will stay rather cloudy but a few brighter interludes developing. Winds will remain light. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cloudy start Sunday with patchy rain but brighter later. Bright start Monday but rain expected later. Early rain then sunny spells and showers Tuesday. Occasionally strong southerly winds easing Tuesday.

Updated: 15:19 on Fri 15 Feb 2019 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Cloudy for most, with rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and rain will move eastwards tonight, with some heavier bursts for northwest Scotland, but elsewhere, the rain will be lighter and patchier. Some fog and low cloud is possible in East Anglia, southern England and the Midlands.

Saturday:

Low cloud in the south, with a few early fog patches, will slowly move northwards into Wales and central parts of England. Sunny spells elsewhere, with some showers for Scotland.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Patchy rain most likely in the west, with some strong winds in the northwest. Becoming less mild than of late, but drier and brighter in the south and east.

Updated: 15:14 on Fri 15 Feb 2019 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 to Friday 1 Mar 2019:

It will probably stay dry and bright in southern and eastern areas of the UK on Wednesday, although cloud and some rain, with strong winds may affect northern and western parts. The drier and brighter conditions may well extend further north and west through Thursday and Friday. The settled and quiet weather looks set to remain into the weekend, especially across the south and east. Any fronts that make it further east will probably tend to weaken. However, there is a small chance that a more active frontal system could make it across to eastern areas, which may bring a low risk of some temporary snow. Temperatures are most likely to be mild overall, but with a small chance of a colder spell developing in the east later.

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Mar 2019 to Saturday 16 Mar 2019:

As we go into March we are likely to continue to see Atlantic frontal systems mainly affecting northern and western parts, but these occasionally getting further east across the rest of the UK as more active features. However, many southern and eastern parts of the UK should remain predominantly settled throughout. Any snow looks most likely to be confined to higher ground in the north, although there remains a small chance of snow to low-levels elsewhere, should a continental easterly airflow develop. Temperatures are likely to remain mild overall, although some shorter cold spells are possible.

Updated: 15:14 on Fri 15 Feb 2019 GMT

Location details

Skara Brae Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Location
59.048, -3.345
Altitude
18 m above mean sea level

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